Karen Muscat Baldacchino

Chief Executive Officer

Ms Karen Muscat Baldacchino is the Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation for Human Resources Development (FHRD). Karen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and an Executive Masters of Business Administration, both from the University of Malta. Recently she completed a Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing with the Digital Marketing Institute to ensure she is up to date with the latest marketing trends in the digital world.

Karen has over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, and the organisation of events, particularly within the M.I.C.E (Meetings, Incentive, Conferences and Events) business. She was responsible for the organisation and coordination of several prestigious local and international events throughout her career. The organisation of events, networking and marketing-related activities are her passion.

During the past years, Karen has built an extensive network of local and foreign clients and business partners. Her curiosity, confidence and the need to be innovative, combined with a strong work ethic and an eye for detail, ensure successful and memorable events, and a motivating work atmosphere.

Claire Farrugia

Projects Executive

Ms Claire Farrugia joined FHRD in January 2019 as a Projects Executive and spearheaded the sub-committee to launch the FHRD HR Quality Mark. She is a Human Resources and Training Professional with over 18 years of experience primarily in the manufacturing pharmaceutical industry. Claire holds a Master of Science in Human Resources Management and Training from the University of Leicester and a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Malta.

Marzena Izabela Szybiak

Operations Executive

Ms Marzena Izabela Szybiak is a qualified Business Psychologist, holding a Masters in Business Management specialising in Psychology in Business from the University of WSB Poznan in Poland and is also a Certified Coach, with a keen interest in Psychology, HR, and Business.

The experience she gained while doing business in Poland and Malta enabled her to gain vast knowledge and approach many issues from different perspectives. Marzena is a people-oriented professional and organised team member with the ability to communicate effectively and handle office changes.

She is skilled at building and maintaining relationships with employees across all levels of an organization. Last year she finished a Human Resources Management Course in Malta and joined FHRD because she strongly believes that having motivated and engaged employees are extremely important for the performance and success of any good organisation.